John Youk, 66, spouse of Dottie DeStefano, passed away suddenly Sunday January 16, 2022 at Abington Lansdale Hospital with family by his side.
He was born January 13, 1956 in Doylestown, to the late John A. Youk and the late Ethel (Morgan) Youk. A Bucks County native, John graduated from Central Bucks West. He had a passion for hunting, carpentry, cooking, the LA Dodgers and Nascar. In his younger years he became a union carpenter and also became a proprietor of his own auto body shop. John was an avid hunter and always looked forward to the hunting season and hosting his annual game dinner with family and many friends. John always loved Nascar and his passion for it blossomed when James Hylton asked him to be his jack man in the early 80’s and he has been involved ever since. Later on he was employed by SABCO racing as a gas man and cook, then moved on to Stewart-Haas Racing as the team chef.
John leaves behind his spouse of 30 years Dottie DeStefano, two sisters: Esther Brown and partner Jarrett Bradley Jr of Perkasie and Rockette and husband Tom Walsh of Doylestown; nephews Bryan, his wife Darlene; Scott, his wife Katharine and their daughter Eleanor; niece Sarah, her husband Sean and their two children Grace and Rose; two step children Kevin DeStefano, his wife Ashley; Anita Tyson, partner Josh Gordon; ten step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday January 22, 2022:
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
211 S. Main Street, North Wales, PA 19454.
Friends may visit from 10 to 11, followed by the service.